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Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick divide stage wins at Kansas Speedway

Chase Elliott landed a Stage 2 victory in Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, foiling Kevin Harvick’s bid for a stage sweep at Kansas Speedway.

Elliott’s Hendrick Motorsports No. 9 Chevrolet set the pace for 26 of the first 160 laps. He grabbed the top spot after a sequence of green-flag pit stops midway through the stage.

RELATED: Stage 2 results

Once pit service for the field was complete, Elliott led the final 16 laps to bag his second stage win of the season in the Digital Ally 400.

Harvick, who started from the Busch Pole and led 88 of the first 160 laps, was second at the conclusion of Stage 2 in the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford. Erik Jones was third, with Alex Bowman and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rounding out the top five.

Chris Buescher waited longer to come to pit road, leading 10 laps just past the stage’s midpoint. The time spent out front marked the first laps led by the JTG Daugherty Racing driver this season.

The full scheduled distance is 267 laps.

Finish Driver Team Points
1 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports 10
2 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing 9
3 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing 8
4 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports 7
5 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing 6
6 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing 5
7 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing 4
8 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing 3
9 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing 2
10 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing 1

STAGE 1

Pole-starter Kevin Harvick scooted to an opening-stage win Saturday night at Kansas Speedway, securing the green-checkered flag early on in the Digital Ally 400.

RESULTS: Stage 1 results

Harvick’s Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford led 54 of the opening 80 laps and secured his third stage win of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. He gave up the lead twice after making a pair of pit stops, but took the lead to stay on Lap 73.

Chase Elliott wound up second in the opening stage, with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kyle Larson and Kurt Busch completing the top five.

Harvick started from the Busch Pole and led the opening 32 laps until a pit-stop exchange during a scheduled competition caution. Harvick’s No. 4 Ford dropped back to 10th place after a four-tire stop, handing the lead to William Byron, who joined eight others in taking just two new tires under the yellow flag.

With the benefit of fresher rubber, Harvick vaulted from 10th to fourth in one lap off the restart, then charged past SHR teammate Clint Bowyer’s No. 14 Ford to complete Lap 49.

WATCH: Harvick goes from 10th to first

Denny Hamlin spun with 20 laps remaining in the opening stage to trigger the only other caution period in the stage. Harvick pitted again, briefly ceding the lead to Chase Elliott before passing him late in the opening stage.

Bowyer was credited with leading 12 of the opening 80 laps. Elliott led nine, Byron set the pace for four laps, and Kyle Busch was ahead for one lap.

Finish Driver Team Points
1 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing 10
2 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports 9
3 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing 8
4 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing 7
5 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing 6
6 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing 5
7 Brad Keselowski Team Penske 4
8 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing 3
9 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing 2
10 Joey Logano Team Penske 1